Australia Business News

Economic saviour or white elephant? What COVID-19 can teach us about delivering big infrastructure projects

Governments are banking on infrastructure projects to help the Australian economy recover from the coronavirus recession, but not everyone is convinced it will be worthwhile.

Source: Business | 11 Aug 2020 | 10:10 pm(NZT)

Asbestos removalist who 'lost the plot' avoids jail over assault on environment officers

SA waste removalist Gavin Piller receives a suspended sentence for assaulting two environment protection officers, as his company is fined $49,000 for illegally storing more than 17 tonnes of asbestos.

Source: Business | 11 Aug 2020 | 8:06 pm(NZT)

Fears Fremantle will lose 'heart and soul' if port moves to Kwinana

Plans to build a new container port in Perth's industrial south spark criticism over the potential environmental impacts on the nearby waterway and raised fears Fremantle could lose its "heart and soul" if its port shuts shop.

Source: Business | 11 Aug 2020 | 7:03 pm(NZT)

Network Ten axes high-profile presenters as part of sweeping job cuts

Network Ten's major restructure will see sweeping changes to on-air presenters, major state news bulletins broadcasted out of Sydney and Melbourne and all weather presenters replaced.

Source: Business | 11 Aug 2020 | 5:48 pm(NZT)

Hungry Jack's closes two Ballarat stores after staff member tests positive to COVID-19

Fast food giant Hungry Jack's closes two stores in the regional Victorian city after a staff member tests positive.

Source: Business | 11 Aug 2020 | 5:12 pm(NZT)

Huge increase in cost of humanities degrees has 'glaring flaw', Nationals say

The National Party calls for changes to the Federal Government's planned overhaul of the university system, warning a "glaring" design flaw may leave country students worse off.

Source: Business | 11 Aug 2020 | 4:12 pm(NZT)

Fairfax-APN fears outlined

New Zealand’s competition watchdog has cited areas of overlap from a Fairfax-APN merger.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Merger windfall for Waislitz

Billionaire Alex Waislitz stands to make millions after two financial services companies agreed to merge.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Ausenco falls to private equity

Former engineering high flyer Ausenco has become the latest mining services company to be swallowed by private equity.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Super chasing riskier assets

Record low bond yields are pushing superannuation funds and insurers into alternative investments.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

Advertising adds up to $40bn

Advertising spending contributes about $40 billion a year to the Australian economy, or 2 per cent of GDP.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)

PromisePay changes gear

Fast-growing Melbourne payments company PromisePay is ramping its growth plans in the global platform economy.

Source: The Australian | Business | News | 15 Jun 2016 | 2:00 am(NZT)











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